Chase Young reportedly traded to Super Bowl contender ahead of trade deadline
Chase Young has reportedly been traded to the San Francisco 49ers.
The news broke from multiple outlets just over an hour before the NFL’s trade deadline was set to pass on Tuesday afternoon. Young, a former Buckeye standout, was the No. 2 overall pick by the Washington Commanders in the 2020 NFL Draft.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Commanders will receive a 2024 3rd round pick in exchange for Young.
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Trade II: Washington is dealing DE Chase Young to the San Francisco 49ers for a third-round pick, per sources.
On the trade deadline day, Washington now has moved on from Young and Montez Sweat, once viewed as foundational players.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 31, 2023
Young has battled injuries through the early part of his NFL career, but has still been a productive player when he’s on the field. In 7 games this season, Young has compiled 5 sacks and 6 tackles for loss.
His best season came as a rookie back in 2020. Young played in 15 games that season and recorded 7.5 sacks, winning Defensive Rookie of the Year honors for his efforts.
He now joins a 49ers team that is 5-3 this season and just a half game back of first place in the NFC West. San Francisco has Super Bowl aspirations this year after reaching the NFC Championship Game in each of the past 2 seasons.
Young could make his 49ers debut on Sunday against the Jaguars.